Blank Check

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Boy spends a million dollars in lame '90s comedy; peril.

PG 1994 93 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Not appropriate

My kids think this movie is awesome - and I remember it being a favorite when I was younger. Now as a parent, I don’t quite feel the same way. The movie isn’t all that bad, but by the end, I was pretty disgusted. The boy in the movie seems a little young to be crushing so hard on an adult female. She tells him at the end to call her in 10 years....and they argue back in forth until they settle on 6. This kid is maybe 10. Then, she kisses him, on the mouth. SICK! My kids even looked at me and said “Mom, did that lady just kiss him on the MOUTH?!” I had to make up something like “I think she kissed him here” (pointing above the lip but below the nose. SICK!

This title has:

Too much sex
age 15+

It glorifies pedophilia...

A 12 year old child hooks up with a 20-30 something year old FBI agent and then we wonder why there's so many inappropriate child/teacher relationships making the news. It takes a sick company to make a movie in which a child makes out with a grown woman. Thank you so much Walt Disney Pictures for continuing to make "wholesome" child friendly movies. Being a product of the 1990's is no excuse to paint a pretty picture of a child printing an illegal check (forging) and wasting the money on "stuff* and not only not getting in hardly any trouble, but also getting into a "romantic" relationship with a cougar (older woman who likes younger men or in this case boys) who works for the FBI and shares a kiss on the lips. There's nothing good I can think of to defend this movie.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

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